Archive for June, 2013

Post #176: How To Not Sabotage Yourself Becoming A Better Person

Monday, June 17th, 2013

My girlfriend and I ended it last weekend, after giving ourselves a long grace period to come up with an exit strategy. If I were a more secure and perhaps more organized person, I’d probably know how to manage this new sense of freedom and loneliness, but so far, I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants.

Luckily, my Monday and Wednesday was filled with Frisbee and friends. I spent Tuesday calling my family to let them know the news. On Thursday, I was lucky again to get a call from my friend, Adam, about a Magic tournament that needed a replacement player. So, it wasn’t until Friday that I was home by myself, and I had no plans whatsoever. It was the first time I could arguably do whatever I wanted. I was raking my brains for what I wanted to do, but I could come up with nothing worth doing.

You know what I mean, right? You do a cost analysis of what you’re currently interested in doing versus what you think you’ll get out of something short-term and long-term….

I learned a lot from my girlfriend; she’s been a good influence on me. We complement each other very nicely, with how she’s an information-gatherer, whereas I’m happy to MacGyver situations with what little I’ve got. Now it’s time for me to step up, and slow down, and do some research before I jump into anything too serious.

On Friday, I ended up taking a nap, creating a reddit account, and reading whatever I could to pass the time.